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He made his Broadway debut in 1955, rising from extra to understudy for star Paul Muni in “Inherit the Wind.”
MICHAEL CONSTANTINE, WINDEX-LOVING DAD IN ‘MY BIG FAT GREEK WEDDING,’ DIES AT 94HARRISON SMITHSEPTEMBER 9, 2021WASHINGTON POST
Two years later, a reporter asked Brees whether he would have been okay with Mahomes as his understudy.
AS AARON RODGERS SAGA SHOWS, KEEPING A FRANCHISE QB HAPPY IS ALMOST AS IMPORTANT AS FINDING ONEADAM KILGOREMAY 6, 2021WASHINGTON POST
When she became a candidate, she appeared to try to keep some distance from QAnon and its mythical leader Q, but she didn’t cast herself as an understudy to the Apostle Peter, either.
WHY REPUBLICANS CAN’T WIN ON QANON-SUPPORTING MARJORIE TAYLOR GREENEPHILIP ELLIOTTJANUARY 28, 2021TIME
He was followed by an understudy, who made an ineffective effort to support his predecessor.
DAVID DUNNEBELLE KANARIS MANIATES
If Lilian were damaged somebody else could supply her place, but we havent any understudy for Lilians clothes!
WINONA OF THE CAMP FIREMARGARET WIDDEMER
And yet she's rather like Gipsy, just like enough to be a kind of pale copy—an understudy, in fact.
THE LEADER OF THE LOWER SCHOOLANGELA BRAZIL
"It'll do—for an understudy," said Bertram softly, for Billy's ears alone.
MISS BILLY'S DECISIONELEANOR H. PORTER
He halted for a moment and then bawled out in a great voice, "Understudy!"
BILTMORE OSWALDJ. THORNE SMITH, JR.
No matter how eminent the paragon you admire, do not become an understudy of him.
THE YOUNG PRIEST'S KEEPSAKEMICHAEL PHELAN
Yes, I must have made Miss Delamar's understudy misrepresent her.
CINDERELLARICHARD HARDING DAVIS
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OCTOBER 26, 1985
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WORDS RELATED TO UNDERSTUDY

  • deputized
  • insinuated
  • interjected
  • interposed
  • replaced
  • represented
  • stood in
  • substracted
  • took the place of
  • understudied
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